10-06-2012, 02:36 PM #1
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I don't really understand all the (tech) media outlets saying why it's such a bad idea for MS to put out it's own smartphone.
Why a Microsoft Surface Phone Isn't Necessary - LockerGnome
A Microsoft Phone: The wrong move at the wrong time for the wrong reasons | Ars Technica
A Microsoft-Branded Windows Phone: One Bad Idea that May Be Necessary - CBS News
And I really don't understand why it would be a 'last resort strategy' for MS either. The Surface tablet has obvious received some interest from the tech community and in my eyes created a spark for MS. It seems that a lot of comments on the rumor of MS making their own phone are mostly positive, especially if it's going to look like the concept images that have been floating around. A Windows Surface Phone could create the same spark for WP8 to get it going.
I see this as a big opportunity for MS to put out a powerhouse phone that can truly be the MS equivalent of the iPhone for MS fans/users. It seems that HTC and Nokia aren't doing enough when they are just putting phones out that are equivalent (and in some cases lacking) to top of the line phones that are currently offered. (Although I do like the 8X)
With interest lacking in the L920 (Bad news: Very few people in the USA and Canada care about the Lumia (920) | The Verge Forums) and now being exclusive to ATT (definitely not getting me to switch) I would like to see what MS can do with a Surface Phone.
I personally would be really interested to see MS shock the tech world and introduce the Windows Surface Phone this year on Oct 29th when they introduce WP8.
- 10-06-2012, 11:44 PM #2
I don't care for a Surface phone. I don't see how Microsoft is going to "show up" HTC and Nokia when it has worked closely with both and they are limited by the Windows Phone spec.
Microsoft's responsibility is the software. If they decide to release hardware and not fix critical flaws in the software, I hope they have fun getting 6/10 reviews and will be hoping for a few people to be sacked.
The problem with Windows Phone 8 is not that there isn't hardware to properly convey its message. Apart from apps and marketing, its problem is itself.
- 10-07-2012, 01:42 AM #4--Laura Knotek (formerly known as lak611)
- 10-07-2012, 05:53 AM #5
@lak611 I dont think he believes that is true. And the reason is similar to why people didnt like Google buying Motorola. MS competing with it's partners could put everyone else at a disadvantage. Since MS would control hardware and software, they could give themselves four processors first, or have other advanacments. It be much better if they went the Nexus route.
- 10-07-2012, 10:21 AM #6Windows Phone Central Moderator "Fortune cookie said: 'Outlook not so good'. I said: 'Sure, but Microsoft ships it anyway'." - Apparently you can have an iPhone transplant...
- 10-08-2012, 11:25 AM #13
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- 10-08-2012, 12:12 PM #15
Hmm, my Titan does belong to that "ALL" category I believe. If you think mine runs great you are uninformed. Mine does run great for what I paid for it. $0.01 Keyboard disappears. Voice quality is bad many times. All my apps work as they should though every so often i have to restart to get some things working. I have times that an app will not connect to the server, yet my phone is in a 4g or wifi area. Restart and it works instantly.
S3 works beyond great yet google has their own handset.
- 10-08-2012, 12:17 PM #16
I just find these types of statements very ignorant... and yes, 'idiotic', I'm afraid.
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- 10-08-2012, 12:43 PM #18
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- 10-08-2012, 05:24 PM #23
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- 10-09-2012, 07:32 AM #24
There are updates for the Titan. The tango update and all others have been put on Titans that are unlocked or international. Guess what, they all work on ATT still as well. If a WP uses MS approved hardware, I see no reason why an update would not work. Its not like MS doesn't test the updates on all the hardware they approved for use with WP OS.
- 10-09-2012, 10:57 AM #25Windows Phone Central Moderator "Fortune cookie said: 'Outlook not so good'. I said: 'Sure, but Microsoft ships it anyway'." - Apparently you can have an iPhone transplant...